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Man unable to talk or walk for eight years woke up after taking a sleeping pill –

The 37-year-old, referred to only as Richard, had been trapped inside his own head since choking in his late twenties. But he regained full consciousness, recog…



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A man who had been unable to talk or move for eight years miraculous woke up and asked for fast-food after being given a sleeping pill.
The 20-year-old, referred to only as Richard in medical journal Cortex, had suffered severe brain damage after choking on meat.
It left him with akinetic mutism, a rare mental state where people cannot speak, eat or move, but can still open their eyes.
Richard, now 37, regained full consciousness, recognised his family and asked to speak to his father after a…

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